Monday, March 8, 2010

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

1 small cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets (approximately 750 g)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chicken stock powder
500 mL water
1 cup cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Nutmeg

In a large pot, saute onion for 1 minute but don't let it colour up.

Add cauliflower pieces, water, chicken stock powder.

Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until cauliflower is soft.

Use food processor or stick mixer to puree cauliflower mixture.

Add cream, salt and pepper to taste and a good pinch of nutmeg to flavour.

Source: Best Recipes

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pigs In Blankets

24 Cheerios/Mini Cocktail Frankfurts
4 sheets Puff Pastry
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Milk

Preheat oven to 190ÂșC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Break egg into a small bowl and add milk. Whisk with a fork until combined.

Cut each piece of pastry into 6 equal sized rectangles (in half and then each half into 3).

Roll each sausage in 1 piece of pastry and place on the baking tray.

Brush each "pig" with egg/milk mixture then bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden.

Source: Based on this recipe at Allrecipes